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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery

 
 
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Marker
Opposite side is McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker text.
Inscription. Burial site of Ephraim McDowell, the “father of modern surgery.” His family moved here from Va. in 1784. He studied medicine in Va. and Scotland before practicing in Danville. In 1802, he married Sarah Shelby, dau. of Ky.’s first gov. Was also a founder & early trustee of Centre College. Over.
Presented by Ephraim McDowell Health

(Reverse):
McDowell-Crawford Surgery- Dec. 25, 1809, McDowell performed world’s 1st successful abdominal operation when he took a 22-pound ovarian cyst from Jane Todd Crawford of Green County. With no anesthesia, she sang hymns during the ordeal. She recovered in 25 days & lived until 1842. McDowell died in 1830 and is buried in the Presbyterian churchyard. Over. Presented by Ephraim McDowell Health
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2281.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.767′ N, 84° 46.704′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on West Main Street east of College Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. In front of McDowell Park and burial site,
McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker
Opposite side is the Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 marker text.
west of the Presbyterian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Todd Stuart, 1807-1885 (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walker Daniel (approx. 0.4 miles away); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker
Taken looking west on West Main Street.
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830/McDowell-Crawford Surgery Marker
Taken looking east on West Main Street, Presbyterian Church is on the right in background.
Dr. Ephraim McDowell Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
5. Dr. Ephraim McDowell Grave Marker
Burial site is south of the marker.
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Grave Marker text. image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
6. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Grave Marker text.
Text on the back of the burial monument.
Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Grave Marker text. image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
7. Dr. Ephraim McDowell, 1771-1830 Grave Marker text.
Text on the front of the monument.
 
 
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